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Lee Martin for Gag Reflex


Venue:The City Café, 19 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 220 0125
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 16:15 (60 min)
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As punishment for his self-aggrandising craftiness and deceitfulness, Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down whenever it neared the top, consigning him to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration. Join award-winning comedian Matt Stellingwerf ("Thor & Wendy had a baby...and it was raised by Stephen Fry & George Carlin!" - Libel) as he rolls his own boulder...searching for meaning in a life, seemingly, wasted. From his worthless PhD, to his obsession with Wikipedia. From the pointless lies he tells, to the hubris of thinking he's worth listening to in the first place.
Is there joy to be found in uselessness? Maybe...
Matt Stellingwerf is a fast rising star on the international comedy scene, and highly regarded by his peers. Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, been nominated for several others, and was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival.
Matt was a 2015 & 2016 nominee for the prestigious Billy T Award. A renowned MC and compere, Matt is a 3-time nominee for Best MC in New Zealand.
★★★★★ "Much like great sex, this brilliant hour of stand-up boasts intense foreplay and mind-blowing release" - Wee Review
"Raises the comedy erudite satire superstar" – Theatreview

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August 19, 2019  Chortle
‘I’m better than my reputation,’ New Zealander Matt Stellingwerf reassures his audience before the show. Which given that he has zero profile at the Fringe, is not much of a boast.

But as a welcoming, chilled-out performer, always keen to ensure a good time, he’s in demand as a compere on the circuit.

Even at the festival, he talks to just about everyone in the modest audience, always in a friendly way. He loves to riff as, even with the Brits’ reputation for reticence, we are apparently much better than the Kiwis. And he’s a generous performer, flattering those he chats to and even ensuring almost everyone in his stories is lavished with praise.

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